Customers can anticipate a comprehensive suite of financial software solutions, catering to key processes such as payment transactions, trading, compliance management, business intelligence, and analytics. Through this strategic merger, the group becomes one of the leading banking software providers in Germany and continues its impressive growth journey.
The new combination will combine the strengths of all included entities. FOCONIS AG, headquartered in Vilshofen a. d. Donau, is a prominent provider of financial software solutions, specializing in data quality, control, and compliance. The company is recognized for its flagship product, FOCONIS-ZAK®, which facilitates the digitalized and automated fulfillment of regulatory requirements within the banking sector. At the start of 2023, FOCONIS AG strategically acquired GenoData EDV-Systeme GmbH, enhancing its capabilities in data and process management, as well as business intelligence. pdv Financial Software GmbH is a provider of the platform-based capital market software solution DECIDE, which covers the entire securities trading process chain. van den Berg FS GmbH, a specialist in software and services for the efficient and secure processing of payment transactions. Van den Berg was acquired by pdv Holding GmbH in early 2023. The combination will be rebranded under the name of FOCONIS. Approximately 350 FTE’s will be operating across the established locations—Herzogenrath, Hamburg, Vilshofen an der Donau, and Landau in der Pfalz.
With the merger, Main Capital Partners solidifies its position as a strategic software investor in the bankingsector. Having invested in FOCONIS in 2021 and in pdv & van den Berg in 2023, Main will closely collaborate with management to continue the very successful journey of FOCONIS GmbH. An increasing demand for integrated software solutions and innovation within the banking software space yields a promising outlook for FOCONIS GmbH due to its integrated approach to seamlessly providing complementary solutions for its customers. Amongst these clients are: Commerzbank AG and Baader Bank AG.
Christian Fink, CEO of FOCONIS GmbH, mentioned: “From now on, customers will benefit from our integrated view of financial processes. With our team and our expertise, we will continue to be successful in an increasingly complex market environment, even beyond national borders.”
Sven van Berge Henegouwen, Partner and Head of DACH at Main Capital Partners, concludes: “We are very excited about the combination of FOCONIS, van den Berg and pdv, as it marks a significant milestone in our vision of creating a leading force in the German financial software sector. This cohesive alliance is well in line with our strategy to find strategic combinations that create value for customers and improve the overall profile of our companies.”
We are very excited about the combination of FOCONIS, van den Berg and pdv, as it marks a significant milestone in our vision of creating a leading force in the German financial software sector.
FOCONIS GmbH, established in 2023, is a leading software partner for financial institutions in Europe, especially in the DACH region. The company is the result of a merger, bringing together van den Berg FS GmbH, FOCONIS AG (rebranded FOCONIS Analytics GmbH), GenoData EDV-Systeme GmbH (now Foconis Analytics GmbH), and pdv Financial Software GmbH (transformed into FOCONIS Trading GmbH). This collaboration positions FOCONIS GmbH as a comprehensive provider of software-as-a-service solutions, including DECIDE, FOCONIS-ZAK®, GDix, and vdb/PPM. FOCONIS GmbH specializes in supporting financial institutions in critical operational areas such as payment transactions, data analysis, process efficiency, business intelligence, and compliance management. The company leverages tried-and-tested expert systems to enhance the digitalized and automated fulfillment of regulatory requirements. Around 350 FTE’s operate across the established locations—Herzogenrath, Hamburg, Vilshofen an der Donau, and Landau in der Pfalz in Germany.
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